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Old Dec 30, 2004, 01:54 PM
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RJ-55 Regional Jet

I am building a RJ-55 ROG Regional Jet kit from AirCadkits.com. Building with 3/32 balsa sticks sure is a pain - I wish they would make a ARF kit. But I have a question, The kit does not have a rudder. Has anyone of you guyes who have built one of these put on a rudder? I realize that when flying it's not necessary to have a rudder, but on landing with a cross wind a rudder would really come in handy. Thanks. Jack
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 07:34 PM
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Jack,

I think that talking to some of the really sharp electric guys who belong to the SSF club may be able to help. They fly at a field in Parrish and are a great bunch of guys and gals. If you need directions from Bradenton just e-mail me.

Regards, Bill
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 08:58 PM
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The steerable nose wheel will take care of most cross wind problems. If the cross wind is too great to take off in, consider the difficulty you'll have about 5~7 minutes later.

But since you will have added the extra weight of the nose wheel servo, you might want to add a Sullivan type control cable and add the rudder.
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